Nicholas Grote, thirteen, is a 7th grader, residing in Bellevue, WA. He studies piano since the age of six. His current teachers are Ni Liu and Dr. Peter Mack. In 2021, he received numerous awards, including a First Prize & Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize from the International Music Competition “Bonn/Beethoven” Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, First Prize in Rising Talents of the Americas, and Best Performance of Schumann in the Great Composers International Competition. He was a first-place winner in the American Fine Arts Festival, American Protégé International Music Competition, Northwest Chopin Piano Competition and PAFE all in 2021. He also won second place in the Gustav Mahler Prize Piano Competition, VI Paderewski International Piano Competition, and Charleston International Music Spring Competition. He performed at Benaroya Hall at age nine, after winning first place at the Russian Chamber Music Festival and Competition. In 2021 he was chosen to perform at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany, the 2021 Washington State Music Teachers Association Honors Recital, and will perform at the Carnegie Hall Winner’s Recital in 2022. Nicholas has also performed live on Classical King FM Radio, Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean McLean. Some prior achievements include being a gold medalist at the 2020 Pacific International Piano Competition, Simon-Fiset Competition, and placed top 3 at the 2020 MTNA Junior Competition. In 2019 he received the Seattle Outstanding Young Artist Award. He frequently wins local competitions, including recent 1st place awards at the Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition for 2017, 2018 and 2019.
You can find Nicholas’ 2021 Spring Music Competition performance here.
You can find Nicholas’ 2021 European Music Competition performance here.
You can find Nicholas’ 2021 Summer Music Competition performance here.